Social Impact Plan
Rocky Mountain Cannabis is committed to accountability through honest and open communication with our internal and external communities. To ensure that our intent to be a constructive and helpful member of our community, we will integrate the following practices into all of our registered neighborhood organization relations:
- We will create and dispense an annual community impact newsletter to be sent to our RNOs for the purpose of keeping them apprised of our ongoing, cumulative efforts to positively impact our Community.
- We will create a monitored email address so that our RNOs and community members will have a dedicated email to use to make us aware of any questions, comments, or concerns they have for us.
- We will reach out to our RNOs annually to ensure that lines of communication are open between us and to inquire as to any needs they may have and how we can best support them.
- We will work to participate in RNO meetings as needed and partner with any community projects that the RNO’s need help with through a donation of personnel, volunteer time, and financial support.
It is our priority to make sure that an amicable resolution is reached in response to any question, concern, or complaint. Any question, concern, or complaint will go directly to our HR Director who will then report the concern to the executive team. The HR Director and the executive team will then determine the most mutually beneficial and efficient course of action and relay the results to the entity making the inquiry. We will all work collaboratively with the entity to ensure the questions or issues are resolved in an appropriate and timely manner.
Our Goals for 2023:
- Achieve 50% BIPOC representation in all of our Colorado locations and leadership team by the end 2023. We have achieved this goal for our leadership team. We will continue to work at 50% in our stores for 2023.
- Increase representation of LGBTQ+ candidates across all Colorado locations, including Denver, by 20% in 2022. We have successfully increased LGBTQ+ in our CO locations and will continue to seek candidates in 2023.
- In 2023 we hope to attract more diversity with our inclusive company culture. We will also strive to promote within the company to help disadvantaged groups excel in their careers.
We plan to ensure the success of these goals through our mentorship program and recruitment practices. We have initiated a mentorship program to create opportunities for internal advancement and professional development. Mentors will be trained by skilled leaders who are active listeners and able to help their mentees navigate strategic matters, ethical and moral concerns, marketing, networking, professional decision-making, and more. The mentorship program focuses on creation of growth and opportunities for reflection.
We will measure the success of our mentorship program by the percentage of internal mobility and promotion rates of BIPOC employees from rank across our workforce. At present 30% of our workforce is Women & BIPOC and 68% are in leadership positions. We will update these
percentages at next renewal. We are still working on collecting figures for the entire company and estimate the number to be higher than 30%. We will improve our survey methods to provide a better count for 2023.
In regards to recruiting, we are encouraging candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply by participating in demographic-specific recruitment to intentionally connect with diverse groups of people. This will allow us to ensure that we are genuinely building a pipeline through authentic, meaningful relationships with diverse groups of candidates. We will identify community partners to help us communicate job postings to diverse groups.
Additionally, we have removed required or favored academic disciplines in job descriptions, instead focusing on what skills the role requires. Removing this limitation will help widen the candidate pool and allow us to better communicate the necessary qualifications and skills for each role. We will train our managers on how to identify transferable skills. Additionally, managers will be educated on why non-traditional schools or education are valuable sources of talent.
As it relates to recruiting, our success will be measured by offer acceptance rates (presently at 20% new hire turn over rates (presently at 3%) as well as qualitative data. We will obtain qualitative data through workforce surveys to establish a baseline. At renewal we will report the baseline data and the related progress made towards goal 2.
If the measurable results of our programs indicate a lack of progress towards or achievement of our stated goals, we will revise our strategy accordingly and submit updated plans with our next renewal. As an update we need to put more focus on collecting demographic data from our
Our goals for our sustainability practices:
Utilize bulk ordering systems to reduce the trips for employees to pick up necessary supplies locally by 50% in 2022 compared to 2021. The implementation of this practice will reduce our location’s carbon footprint. We have successfully consolidated our orders and will continue this practice for 2023.We use couriers to combine orders and reduce total deliveries.
Asking regional managers and executives to use technology (i.e. online meetings) and reduce travel to the store whenever possible. Expecting a 10% reduction in travel to store from 2021, further reducing our location’s carbon footprint. We have successfully reduced in person meetings and utilize online platforms for 90% of meetings. We will continue this practice for 2023.
Obtain City of Denver recycling containers and explore recycling partnerships to facilitate diversion of all recyclable materials, diverting 50% to total facility waste generated from landfills. In 2022 we joined Green for Green. This service sanitizes and resells dram packaging. This program has become popular with customers and helps reduce cannabis waste in landfills.
For 2023 we hope to focus on community cleanup. Our neighborhood is overwhelmed with trash. We will arrange a community cleanup day to pickup trash in our Denver neighborhood.
We will measure the success of our sustainability efforts as follows:
We will compare the dollar value of receipts purchased locally with those purchased through Negociatus. We will also compare the mileage reimbursements submitted by employees from 2022 to 2021. We have moved 60% of purchases to Negociatus. And hope to increase this number for 2023.
We will compare the cost data for government mileage reimbursements submitted from 2022 to 2021 to demonstrate a reduction in transportation. This is tracked in our internal accounting. In 2021, travel reimbursements were 3,325. In 2022, we have reduced travel reimbursements to 1,388.
We will continue to minimize and consolidate store trips for 2023.
We hope to increase recycling enough to reduce current trash dumpster service to bi-weekly from weekly service. This will reduce the amount of trash in the landfill by an estimated 20-40 tons. We have switched to GFL Environmental Services for waste collection. We have reduced the output of trash for a bi-weekly pickup.
Our goals to foster participation in the regulated marijuana industry by people from communities that have been disproportionately impacted by prohibition include:
Establish a baseline report using a list of current vendors owned by minorities and feature those vendors highlighted products 25% of the year.
Increase products purchased from vendors owned by people of color by 10%.
Increase marketing of job opportunities at Rocky Mountain Cannabis in communities disproportionately harmed by marijuana by 50%.
Our CEO joined The MJ Industry Group Social Equity Mentorship program. We hope to expand our reach and ability to make positive change through the cannabis industry. This will also give us insight on what has been successful in other cannabis businesses.
We will have our Marketing team evaluate which vendors qualify as woman & BIPOC owned. We will then work with those vendors to arrange product-specific promotions to increase sales of those items.
We will also identify woman & BIPOC-owned vendors which are not currently in our shops.
Marketing and Procurement Departments will work together to assess if we can bring these vendors on to our shops to meet our goal of 10% increase of product being sourced from woman & BIPOC-owned vendors. We have met the 10% goal for 2022 and hope to increase it to 15% in 2023.
Our HR Manager will ensure that job opportunities are posted on job boards and media that targets disproportionately impacted communities and individuals. We will ensure that job descriptions are inclusive, culturally sensitive, and do not inadvertently discourage job applications from people from disproportionately impacted communities. We will adopt an employee handbook and a series of policies and procedures to provide our workforce with a solid base of supportive and informative resources that echo our commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
WHAT YOU CAN FIND AT OUR CANNABIS STORE IN DENVER, CO
At Rocky Mountain Cannabis, we take pride in offering an exceptional selection of premium cannabis products to cater to the diverse needs and preferences of our valued customers in Denver. Whether you’re a seasoned cannabis enthusiast or new to the world of cannabis, our dispensary has something special in store for you.
Premium Cannabis Flower: Indulge in the rich and aromatic world of premium cannabis flower at Rocky Mountain Cannabis. Our carefully curated selection includes a variety of indica, sativa, and hybrid strains, each chosen for their unique flavors, aromas, and effects. Explore the diverse range of flower options and find your new favorite strain.
High-Quality Concentrates: Elevate your cannabis experience with our high-quality concentrates. From potent shatters to flavorful live resins and smooth vape cartridges, we offer a selection of concentrates to suit various preferences and consumption methods.
Delicious Edibles: Our dispensary is home to an array of delectable cannabis-infused edibles. Whether you crave sweet treats like gummies, chocolates, and cookies, or prefer savory options like chips and pretzels, we have the perfect edibles to satisfy your taste buds.
Soothing Topicals: Find relief and relaxation with our range of cannabis-infused topicals. From creams and lotions to balms and salves, our topicals are formulated to provide localized relief and promote overall well-being.
Tinctures and Oils: Explore the versatility of cannabis with our tinctures and oils. Easy to use and discreet, these products offer precise dosing and can be consumed sublingually or added to your favorite beverages.
Pre-Rolls and Accessories: For those looking for convenience and ease, we offer pre-rolled joints with top-notch flower. Additionally, our dispensary provides a selection of cannabis accessories to enhance your cannabis experience, including rolling papers, pipes, and more.
OUR CANNABIS DISPENSARY, PROUD TO SERVE THE CITY OF DENVER, CO
Nestled at the base of the stunning Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado, stands as a vibrant and dynamic city that offers a wealth of attractions and opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Known as the “Mile High City” due to its elevation, Denver boasts a diverse and thriving cultural scene.
Denver’s cultural richness is evident in its numerous museums, galleries, and theaters. The Denver Art Museum is a cultural gem, housing an extensive collection of artwork from around the world. The city’s vibrant arts district, known as the Art District on Santa Fe, features numerous galleries and studios, making it a hub for local artists and art enthusiasts.
Music is an integral part of Denver’s cultural identity. The city’s live music scene is vibrant, with numerous venues showcasing a wide range of genres, from rock and jazz to classical and indie. Red Rocks Amphitheatre, situated just outside the city, is an iconic venue known for its breathtaking natural acoustics and has hosted some of the world’s most renowned musicians.
Denver’s culinary scene has gained recognition for its diverse offerings and commitment to farm-to-table dining. The city is home to a wide array of restaurants, food markets, and craft breweries, making it a food lover’s paradise. The Denver Central Market and Union Station’s dining options are just a few examples of places to savor the city’s culinary delights.
For outdoor enthusiasts, Denver’s proximity to the Rocky Mountains provides endless opportunities for adventure. Hiking, mountain biking, skiing, and snowboarding are just a few of the activities available within a short drive from the city. The expansive network of trails in the nearby foothills and mountains caters to outdoor lovers of all skill levels.
Denver’s strong sense of community is evident through its numerous events and festivals. The city hosts the annual Denver International Film Festival, Denver PrideFest, and the Great American Beer Festival, among others. These gatherings bring the community together to celebrate arts, culture, and diverse traditions.
The city’s dedication to sustainability and green living is also notable. Denver has implemented initiatives to promote eco-friendly practices and reduce its environmental footprint. Residents and visitors can take advantage of the city’s extensive bike lanes and public transportation options, contributing to a more sustainable urban environment.
At Rocky Mountain Cannabis, we’re proud to serve the community of Denver. Our cannabis shop in Denver is accessible to anybody 21+, and pet-friendly. There is free parking in front of our store and lots of side parking on the street as well.
DENVER, CO CITY RESOURCES
Directions to our store from Denver International Airport:
> Take N Gun Club Rd and E 78th Ave Connector to Peña Blvd
> Continue on Peña Blvd to your destination. Take exit 207A-Exit 207A from I-25 N
> Continue on S Lincoln St. Drive to E Alameda Ave
> Rocky Mountain Cannabis will be on the right.
Zip codes/Neighborhoods we service:
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Baker, Capitol Hill, Central Business District, Cheesman Park, Cherry Creek, City Park, City Park West, Civic Center, Congress Park, Country Club, Lincoln Park, North Capitol Hill, Speer, Union Station, Belcaro, Cory-Merrill, East Colfax, Hale, Hilltop, Indian Creek, Lowry, Montclair, Park Hill, Virginia Village, Washington Virginia Vale, Windsor, Russell Square Park in the Cole Neighborhood, Clayton, Cole, Elyria-Swansea, Five Points, Globeville, North Park Hill, Skyland, South Park Hill, Whittier, Central Park, Denver International Airport, Gateway/Green Valley Ranch, Montbello, Northeast Park Hill, Auraria, Berkeley, Chaffee Park, Highland, Jefferson Park, Regis, Sloan Lake, Sunnyside, West Highland, Washington Park, College View/South Platte, Overland, Platt Park, Rosedale University, University Hills, University Park, Washington Park, Washington Park West, Wellshire, Goldsmith, Hampden, Hampden South, Kennedy, Southmoor Park, Bear Valley, Fort Logan, Harvey Park, Harvey Park South, Marston, Athmar Park, Barnum, Barnum West, Mar Lee, Ruby Hill, Sun Valley, Valverde, Villa Park, West Colfax, Westwood.
FAQ’s | CANNABIS IN DENVER, CO
Is cannabis legal in Denver, CO?
Yes, both medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are legal in Denver and all Colorado. Denver residents may use marijuana for medical purposes if they have registered under the state’s medical cannabis program, hold a medical marijuana card, and have obtained a prescription from licensed physicians.
Who can legally consume weed in Denver, CO?
The legal age to purchase marijuana in Denver and all Colorado is 21+.
How much cannabis can I possess in Denver, CO?
In Denver and all Colorado, adults 21+ can possess 2 ounces of cannabis, 16 grams of cannabis extract, and 800 milligrams of edible cannabis. They can use cannabis in a private home or licensed cannabis consumption area.
Where can I smoke marijuana in Denver, CO?
If you’re 21+, the usage of cannabis is permitted in private residences. Colorado state law says that you’re allowed to use weed in your home or someone else’s home as long as the property owner, landlord or occupant gives you permission to do so. You can also use it in licensed cannabis consumption areas.
Why do I need to go to a licensed dispensary in Denver, CO?
A legal dispensary in Denver ensures that all products sold are safe, of good quality and comply with the laws and regulations of the Colorado state. Furthermore, these cannabis stores are subject to regular inspections which guarantee that the dispensary and its products meet the strict safety requirements.
In addition, a legal dispensary in Denver provides customers with a safe, secure and regulated environment. Cannabis stores that are not licensed may be selling products that are not regulated and could contain harmful substances such as pesticides, mold or bacteria. A licensed cannabis store in Denver is also required to provide customers with accurate information about their products and provide a safe and secure purchasing experience.
Finally, a legal cannabis store like Rocky Mountain Cannabis also ensures that customers have access to a variety of products and services. Legal dispensaries in Denver are required to have a variety of products and services, such as THC products, edibles, CBD oils, smokables, skin care, pet care and more. This ensures that customers have access to a variety of products and services to meet their needs.
What’s the best dispensary to go to in Denver, CO?
When choosing your go-to dispensary in Denver, there are a few things to consider. Firstly, you should make sure that the products available are of high quality and curated carefully. At our Denver dispensary, all products are tested and approved, so you can rest assured that everything on the menu is of the highest quality.
Secondly, our certified budtenders can help you find the perfect products to create the exact experience you’re looking for. Whether you’re looking for high potency cannabis products, or are new to the cannabis space and exploring CBD, our team has the knowledge and products to get you what you need.
Finally, we strive to create a dispensary that is design and aesthetic driven. After entering our store, our team works to provide a warm and welcoming environment to ensure you have a cannabis experience as enjoyable as using it.
Do I need to show ID to purchase marijuana in Denver, CO?
Yes- All customers at Rocky Mountain Cannabis are required to show a government issued photo I.D, like a driving license or passport, to verify their age. You must be of legal age (21+) to purchase cannabis from the Rocky Mountain cannabis store in Denver.